On Tuesday evening, MAy 4th 1954 a large number of people from Gort and the district assembled in The Square to hear Father Peyton. The Rosary Priest was accompanied by the Bishop of Galway Most Rev.Dr. Browne and was greeted on arrival by Right Rev.M.J. Fallon D.C.L, P.P. V.G Dean of Kilmaghduagh, who announced that all 2,500 households in the Deanery had signed the Rosary Pledge.

Very Rev.E Conway, P.P, Kilbeacanty, Diocesan Organiser of the Rally, led the public recitation of the Rosary. Most Rev. Dr. Brown gave Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the open air alter.

The congregation assembled in 'The Square'.